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Various Threads

Besides the two main qualities cotton and silk there are numerous fibres that make modern textile design look even better. With the exception of wool those are man made fibres. A cellulose base is being treated with chemicals to make a pulp that is being spun into mostly filament threads. Most of them have a high lustre and make great effects.

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Crewel Wool

"Crewel" has supposedly developed from the medieval name for a ball. It is a thread made up of two twisted plies of worsted wool that are not strandable. As with all animal fibers, it has a very subtle sheen and colours are reflected in a variety of shades, especially in a stitch with varying directions. The crewel wool supplied by this manufacturer has a fantastic soft feeling, still being very strong and not subject to tear easily.

sales unit

  • skein 25m

color chart

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Gimp

Gimp is the basic material used for tassel making. A Viscose thread is wound tightly around a cotton core. You‘ll be surprised how well it lends itself to all types of embroidery by hand and machine. Just use it for French Knots and you never want to use anything else to do them. Or do some couching, it will give a very definite outline and will enhance any shape or stitched area.

 

sales unit

  • skein 10m

color chart

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Shimmer

A softly braided ribbon being very versatile and easy to use. Because of it’s special construction it can be stitched flatly without too much pain, it does not twist as much as some other ribbons used for embroidery. Used on a canvas ground it covers the fabric very well without having to use more than one thread. It can be worked in any kind of ribbon embroidery, for any stitch and in freestyle textile work. By pulling one or more of the braided threads you can rouche it and thus achieve a very special effect. The shimmer comes from 1 metallic ply used together with the rayon thread for the braiding.

sales unit

  • skein 10m
  • coming soon
    Snap-Spool 10m

color chart

 

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Metallics Twist

A great all-rounder among the metallic threads. One or more plies used as a blending filament shows off the random colours with a very tender effect; providing a special accent for any embroidery.4 plies or more are strong enough to be worked with on their own. Their subtle sparkling appearance putting the embroidered area in a very special light. Use all plies for couching, include it in your felting piece, twist it into beautiful cords, add a special effect to your silk paper (instant as well as regular) and it can of course be used for any embroidery stitch.

sales unit

  • skein 5m
  • coming soon
    Snapspool 5m

color chart

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Braided Metallics

A braided small band made of metallics, much easier to use than the plain thread. It is relatively strong and does not fray so easily in the needle. For size #4 (= 4 braided strands of metallics) use an embroidery needle #3 or a tapestry needle #22 and a thread not longer than 45cm. For size 8 (= 8 braided strands of metallics) an embroidery needle #3, yarn darner #18 or a Tapestry/Chenille Needle # 18 verwenden. Applicable for all counted thread and surface embroidery techniques, equivalent to Kreinik's braided.

 

sales unit

  • skein 10m
  • coming soon
    Snap-Spool 10m

color chart Metallics Tresse # 4

color chart Metallics Tresse # 8